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Nirav Modi arrested in London

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London: India’s fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi was arrested after his bail plea was rejected by the Westminster magistrate’s Court today.

Modi, who is wanted by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a massive Rs. 14000-crore loan fraud connected with a Mumbai branch of Punjab National bank, was arrested from central London. An arrest warrant had been issued against him this past Monday.

Modi, along with his uncle Mehul Choksi, is wanted in India for the loan fraud involving fake guarnatees to secure loans overseas.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Ed officers will be leaving for London to press next week for Nirav’s extradition.

Will not tolerate those who like to export terror: Narendra Modi in London

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London: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said here “We believe in peace but we will not tolerate those who like to export terror. We will give back strong answers and in the language they understand. Terrorism will never be accepted.”

Without naming Pakistan, Modi gave a stern message stating those who like to export terror, I want to tell them that India has changed and their antics will not be tolerated.

Modi was interacting with participants across the globe in “Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath” programme here on Wednesday (18 April 2018).

The PM also took questions from the participants. Following are the highlights from his interaction with the participants:  

Modi said, The person at the Railway Station was Narendra Modi. The person in the Royal Palace in London is the Sevak (servant) of 125 crore Indians

My life at the Railway Station taught me so much. It was about my personal struggles. When you said Royal Palace, it is not about me but about the 125 crore people of India, Modi added.

‘Besabri’ (impatience) is not a bad thing. If a person has a cycle, a person aspires for a scooter. If a person has a scooter, a person aspires for a car. It is nature to aspire. India is getting increasingly aspirational, he observed.

Modi further said:

I was not born with an aim to be in history books. I request you all- remember our country and not Modi. I am just like you all, a common citizen of India

Yes, people have more expectations from us because they know that we can deliver. People know that when they say something, the Government will listen and do it.

During the freedom struggle Mahatma Gandhi did something very different. He turned the freedom struggle into a mass movement. He told every person that whatever you are doing will contribute to India’s freedom

Today the need of the hour is to make development a mass movement

Participative democracy makes good governance possible

Look back at India’s history. India has never desired anyone else’s territory. During World War 1 and 2 we had no stake but our soldiers took part in the Wars. These were big sacrifices. Look at our role in UN Peacekeeping Forces

I do not need to read books to understand poverty. I have lived in poverty, I know what it is to be poor and belong to the backward sections of society. I want to work for the poor, the marginalised and the downtrodden.

18,000 villages did not have electricity. So many women do not have access to toilets. These realities of our nation did not let me sleep. I was determined to bring about a positive change in the lives of India’s poor

I am like any common citizen. And, I also have drawbacks like normal people do

We have a million problems but we have a billion people who can solve them.

One of the things I wanted to do in London was to pay homage to Bhagwan Basaveshwara

The 125 crore people of India are my family

What prevented Indian Prime Ministers from going to Israel. Yes, I will go to Israel and I will even go to Palestine. I will further cooperation with Saudi Arabia and for the energy needs of India I will also engage with Iran

Democracy cannot succeed without constructive criticism.

I want this Government to be criticised. Criticism makes democracy strong.

My problem is not against criticism. To criticise, one has to research and find proper facts. Sadly, it does not happen now. What happens instead is allegations

I was not born with an aim to be in history books. I request you all- remember our country and not Modi. I am just like you all, a common citizen of India.

UK and Israel reiterate commitment to work together to counter terrorism

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London: The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Theresa May, the British Prime Minister on Tuesday to offer his condolences over the recent tragic events in London.

The two leaders agreed the UK and Israel would continue working closely together to counter terrorism and extremism in all its guises. They agreed the relationship between the UK and Israel would continue to go from strength to strength.

A Downing Street spokesperson here said: “The Prime Minister reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to a two-state solution enabling an Israel free from terrorism and a viable Palestinian state. The Prime Minister noted that settlement-building was an impediment to the progress of peace talks.”

London terrorist attack: 22 killed, ISIS claims responsibility

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London: One person reportedly has been arrested following a raid on a flat in south London in connection with last night’s suicide bombing at a jam-packed pop concert in Manchester.

There was no confirmation till Tuesday afternoon about the arrest reported by a section of the media on the basis of eyewitness account.

The bombing has killed 22 and injured 59 persons at the Manchester concert venue. The blast came after a performance by the American singer Ariana Grande, who is extremely popular with the new generation.

There were twelve children among the 59 casualties taken to hospital after the attack, according to the Medical Director, North West Ambulance Service

The attack, around 10.30 last night, is being described as the most deadly attack in Britain in a decade. British Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned it by stating its a ‘callous terrorist attack’.

The Prime Minister along with  Amber Rudd, the British home secretary, arrived at the Greater Manchester police HQ in the afternoon to review the sitation.

ISIS claims responsibility for the London Terrorist Attack

“A soldier of the Caliphate managed to place explosive devises in the midst of gatherings of the Crusaders in the British City of Manchester,” ISIS news service said.